pick the shoes first

Lace dress: Forever 21. Spagetti mesh strap dress: Topshop. Shoes: Aldo. Necklace & leather clutch: Vintage. Diamond stud bracelet: Random jewellery shop.
Last night, the boyfriend and me attended an evening wedding at the Botanical Gardens.
I already knew I wanted to wear the leopard heels so I built the outfit around them. I layered two black dresses together, wearing a Topshop body con mesh dress with the Forever 21 lace dress underneath. The lace dress is my fave layering piece. You already remember me recently wearing it here with a beaded tunic.
The tuxedo wool coat is by Jil Sander for Uniqlo (speaking of collaborations per below post). I remember how the store was a packed frenzy and the only thing that I wanted was this coat. It has a curved hemline and a satin trim collar. The highlight for me was meeting Jil Sander herself for a few moments and congratulating her on the success.
ps. I can’t believe I teared up at the wedding. Thank God I cried upwards.

44 comments

  1. b.entrance says:

    Wow you look fantastic! I really love long sleeves mini dress too. The coat is stunning, and I’m not surprise, Jil Sander always got the perfect cut!
    And btw, I almost always cry at wedding too, half because of emotion and helf because for some reason, i feel guilty to be single.
    Hope you had a great time guys!
    x

    http://b-entrance.blogspot.com/

  2. cat says:

    i can’t believe its from f21, you look beautiful!

  3. Nika says:

    love the look, and I always tear up at weddings ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! says:

    Love what you wore…aw you teared up at the wedding…I can see how that could happen, I am watching Khloe Kardashian’s wedding special and I am getting emotional how pathetic haha.

  5. Jasmine says:

    gorgeous outfit! you might have looked better than the bride ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Ashley says:

    You look gorgeous! And I always cry at weddings, even if I barely know the people getting married, lol! Also, what shade of nail polish are you wearing? Love it!

    -Ashley
    http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

  7. Ebony says:

    You looked great. Lace is one of my favorite things about this season. I love how you built around the statement piece- those awesome leopard shoe.

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  8. Dylana says:

    You look awesome!

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  9. Sarah K. says:

    That coat is so classy, I had no idea that Jil Sander partnered with Uniqlo!

    Your legs are gorgeous, btw.

  10. Melloney says:

    You look beautiful!
    Like you walked straight out a movie, So chic.

  11. Emilie says:

    You look fab! Love the dress and the shoes!
    Gorgeous!
    xxx

  12. Janette says:

    I <3 the dress:))

  13. Diana says:

    amazing outfit on the whole! you wear it so effortlessly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Mila says:

    Gorgeous outfit,esp the dress!

  15. Taylor Sterling says:

    I love this whole look! You look stunning!

  16. Candy Kawaii Lover says:

    I love your style! I just added you to my blog roll! <3

  17. Fashion Chalet says:

    Beautiful dress. I love the shot of you sitting cross legged and that studded cuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

    x

  18. Ellie Juni says:

    you look gorgeous

  19. Ellie Juni says:

    you look gorgeous

  20. Julia 'So Thankful' says:

    You looked beautiful! And can I just say since I always forget – you have fantastic legs.

  21. tina_mbc says:

    Perfect outfit! Bet you were the best dress lady there! ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx

  22. haute.teapot says:

    so pretty and crying–well that is hard to NOT do at weddings!

  23. All Women Stalker says:

    You looked really posh. But how does one cry upwards? ๐Ÿ˜€

    -meream

  24. MissMI6 says:

    Oh I love this look, it’s so awesome! Those heels! Uhhhmazing, You have such a gorgeous body which I’m very jealous of lol.
    Looking lovely as usual
    xxx

  25. Tina S. says:

    Loving the outfit and the heels are to die!! You have amazing legs, btw.

    Also how do you cry upwards??

    -T

  26. Karen says:

    The cry up means chin up, head back so you cry upwards instead of down. Basically blinking at the ceiling. Ok I’m not explaining this right.

    Thx guys for the comments!!! It’s nice to get to dress up a bit every once in a while.

    Cat – yea I know right. I still can’t.

    Sarah K – I found out last minute about the collaboration myself.

    Lions, Tigers – I have to watch the wedding tonight. I can’t believe how fast she married him.

  27. wingit says:

    I love your idea of picking the shoes first! Another killer look I have to emulate from you, Karen!

  28. Oh...dear me says:

    stunning, just stunning Karen!

  29. caylee says:

    gorgeous karen!
    aaaahhh i can’t get over that bracelet! =(

  30. *Dith* says:

    This is a blazing hot fit!!!

  31. Karen says:

    Thank you guys!!

    Caylee – I know you love it. I can’t believe I found one!